Intelligent Materials and Devices Scholarship at the University of South Australia

  • Australia

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 16275
  • Degree PH.D
  • Language Requirement TOEFLIELTS
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded

Opportunity Description

The University of South Australia awards two PhD area-specific scholarships in the area of nanotechnology to research students. Swift developments in areas like materials science, Nano-biotechnology, biomaterials, sensor technology and advanced computing are resulting in new products and processes which are drastically revolutionizing the Australian developed manufacturing industry.

Given the description, The PhD projects under this scholarship will be centered on understanding the wetting behavior of Nano-engineered surfaces. Through a distinctive set of experiments, including advanced nanofabrication, the project will examine the mechanisms by which topographical and chemical properties of a solid surface prompt the formation of nanostructure-induced air pockets and how these events define surface wettability. The experimental proof will then be used to create a model capable to predict wetting behavior from readily-obtainable surface descriptors.


Application deadline: Open until filled

Location: Adelaide, Australia

Scholarship level: PhD

Research area: nanotechnology

Language requirements: IELTS & TOEFL

Number of scholarship: 2

Duration: three years

Eligibility criteria

The prospective applicants should have completed Honors, MSc Degree or an equivalent and have an academic background in one or more of the following disciplines:

·         Atomic and Molecular physics

·         Condensed Matter Physics

·         Surface and Interfaces Physics

·         Physical Chemistry

·         Material Science or related disciplines.

How to apply?

Interested candidates required to submit the followings to the given emails below:

·         A CV

·         Cover letter, and

·         Academic transcripts

To Professor Krasimir Vasilev at and Dr Melanie Macgregor at

For more details please visit the University’s website.

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